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Packaging Engineer Jobs – Nile Breweries Limited

Job Title:   Packaging Engineer

Organisation: Nile Breweries Limited

Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda


About US:

Nile Breweries Limited is a leading beverage company in Uganda and a subsidiary of SABMiller, the second largest brewing group in the world. We aim to provide for a variety of career paths and patterns of working, a good work-life balance and comprehensive employee benefits.


Job Summary:  The key purpose of the Packaging Engineer is to oversee and manage the activities of packaging maintenance team in the production environment and to provide technical advice and support to ensure maximum equipment availability and reliability.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Asset Care

  • Partake in the development of the asset care plan for the packaging hall, contributing suggestions and providing expert advice Implement the asset care plan for the packaging hall, ensuring that the engineering team have the required competencies
  • Ensure that asset care goals are incorporated into engineering team and individual goals Audit compliance to the asset care programme by both the engineering team and the shift base teams
  • Ensure that asset care competencies are developed in the engineering team. Where training needs have been identified, through the training controller, ensure these are addressed

Team Leadership

  • Lead the engineering team in a manner that engenders ownership, empowerment and team interaction
  • Lead the development of engineering team goals and ensure these are communicated and understood by team members
  • Conduct regular engineering team goal review sessions, and conduct regular one-on-one and performance reviews
  • Ensure training need analyses are conducted and training plans developed for team members
  • Ensure appropriate competencies are developed in the team, and ensure cross skilling occurs within the engineering team

Safety and Housekeeping

  • Ensure that the engineering team apply proper safety and housekeeping procedures, and adhere to all legal requirements when carrying out their tasks
  • Ensure implementation of the appropriate SAB and legislative policies (such as OSH act) on safety and housekeeping
  • Ensure that safety and housekeeping receive the appropriate focus through regular checks and safety audits
  • Where unsafe work practice have been identified, the packaging engineer is responsible for correcting this Drive Safety and legal compliance in the Packaging Hall as a 2 (7) appointee


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering is desirable.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Production Maintenance Management with deep expertise in asset management​
  • Experience of managing and running a high speed packaging line highly advantageous​
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in managing people​
  • Demonstrated experience in driving commercial decisions in a packaging hall (financial, operational, people)​
  • A superior performance track record indicating a disciplined work ethic with passion at maintaining quality​
  • Mental alertness and analytical ability​
  • Managing people ability as well as ability to drive performance​
  • Leadership ability (ability to lead planners, controllers and a full engineering team)​
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills​
  • Ability to develop and control budgets​
  • Ability to implement appropriate HR processes to manage, motivate and develop​
  • Ability to manage complex projects of significant number​
  • Ability to facilitate problem solving in a team forum​
  • High level of resilience and ability to operate in a high pressure environment


How to Apply:

All interested candidates who meet the above specifications should apply at the link below.


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